Showing posts with label painkillers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label painkillers. Show all posts

March 10, 2018

America's war on pain pills is killing addicts and leaving patients in agony

fromReason: The government's efforts to get between people and the drugs they want have not prevented drug use, but they have made it more dangerous.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

WaPo columnist openly pimps Marxism: 'It's time to give socialism a try'

fromCBSPittsburgh: A least give them credit for kicking off the shackles of deception.
Economic Policy: Statism Vs The Free Market

Squashing free speech on campus

fromTownhall: Over the last few years, leftists have been the authoritarians on campus, squashing speeches by speakers they deem "fascist" and claiming that ideas they don't agree with are somehow tantamount to "violence."
Media Bias on Parade

Understanding jury nullification and why it may save America from the deep state, police state

fromArtVoice: If liberty has a future, this could be it.
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

VIDEO: Milton Friedman - Influential Experiences

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Professor Friedman looks back at the factors which influenced him most.
Economic Policy: Statism Vs The Free Market       The Pursuit of Happiness

Video of cop beating man for crossing the street so horrific, he was actually arrested

fromTheFreeThoughtProject: Because the body camera video of a police officer savagely beating a man for crossing the street was so disturbing, the violent cop has actually been arrested and charged with multiple counts.
Police State America

Federal Drug Warriors Push For Pill-Tracking Databases

Gov't wedging itself between doctors and patients.     The nation's top health officials are stepping up calls to require doctors to log in to pill-tracking databases before prescribing painkillers and other high-risk drugs. The move is part of a multi-pronged strategy by the Obama administration to tame an epidemic of abuse and death tied to   ... MORE

Physicians Face Moral Dilemma In Drug War Conscription

by Jeffrey A. Singer.    Gov't wants the narco squad to be your doctor. America’s physicians have been conscripted as law enforcement agents in the never-ending War on Drugs, and it puts us in a moral dilemma. As media attention has turned to the recent national surge in prescription-opioid and heroin abuse, politicians feel compelled to be ready   ... MORE

Stephen Chapman: No Opiates For The Masses?

Drug war becomes war against pain relief.  There is no problem so bad that government-imposed remedies cannot make it worse, spawn new problems or both. A new confirmation of that phenomenon may be on the way, thanks to new recommendations from an agency intent on curbing the use of opiates. On Tuesday, the Centers for Disease   ... MORE

Patients In Pain, And A Doctor Who Must Limit Drugs

Gov't declares war on pain relief. Susan Kubicka-Welander, a short-order cook, went to her pain checkup appointment straight from the lunch-rush shift. “We were really busy,” she told Dr. Robert L. Wergin, trying to smile through deeply etched lines of exhaustion. “Thursdays, it’s Philly cheesesteaks.” Her back ached from a compression fracture;   ... MORE

Sheri Fink: Healthcare Rationing Begins - Drug Shortages

The new incentives.   In the operating room at the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Brian Fitzsimons has long relied on a decades-old drug to prevent hemorrhages in patients undergoing open-heart surgery. The drug, aminocaproic acid, is widely used, cheap and safe. “It never hurt,” he said. “It only helps.” Then manufacturing issues caused a     ... MORE

Effort To Curb Painkiller Prescribing Faces Stiff Opposition

by Matthew Perrone. The option destroyers meet opposition. A bold federal effort to curb prescribing of painkillers may be faltering amid stiff resistance from drugmakers, industry-funded groups and, now, even other public health officials. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was on track to finalize new prescribing guidelines for opioid     ... MORE

Prescribing Patients The Drugs They Want Is Not Murder

by Jacob Sullum.     Last Friday a California jury convicted Hsiu-Ying Tseng, a Rowland Heights physician, of second-degree murder in connection with the deaths of three patients who overdosed on drugs she prescribed. Local prosecutors say this is the first time a doctor has been convicted of murder in the United States based on allegations of  ... MORE

Steve Chapman: The Case For The "Right To Die"

A basic right of self-ownership. Life is a gift that can also become an intolerable burden. For those afflicted with terminal diseases, the grim approach of death is accompanied by what, for some, is the unbearable prospect of pain, confusion and helplessness. If death can't be avoided, they would like to decide how and when it comes. With them in  ... MORE

How Uncle Sam Plans To Cheat Granny Out Of Health Care

by Betsy McCaughey.   Obama says too many seniors getting hip and knee replacements. Everybody knows if you don’t pay to repair your car, you limit its life. The same is true with people. We need medical care to avoid becoming clunkers. For a half-century, Medicare has enabled seniors to get that care. But now the Obama administration is pressuring  ... MORE

VA Blocks Injured Vets From Access To Medical Weed

by Lori Denman-Underhill.      War veterans of Los Angeles wait patiently to be given the freedom to toke up. A VA policy known as VISN-22 was modernized to let veterans use medical marijuana as well as opioids while getting care, a blessing to vets who suffer pain, post-traumatic stress disorder, anger issues and suicidal tendencies. The policy change  ... MORE

New Narcotic Painkiller Rules Put The Hurt To Veterans

by Emily Wax-Thibodeaux.    Frequent appointment requirements overwhelm the VA. New federal rules that make it harder to get narcotic painkillers are taking an unexpected toll on thousands of veterans who depend on these prescription drugs to treat a wide variety of ailments, such as missing limbs and post-traumatic stress. The restrictions, ... MORE

Have Prescription Drug Abuse Regulations Gone Too Far?

by CJ Arlotta, Forbes.     Policy of more pain, less drugs questioned. Many health care professionals are concerned with the growing usage of opioids among the general public, but does this mean the answer to the problem is tightening regulations on physicians prescribing controlled substances?   “I think what we have seen with regulations in this  ... MORE

Limited Access To Hydrocodone Pushes Abusers To Heroin

Unintended consequences of DEA dictating health care.  After the DEA ruled to make hydrocodone a schedule two drug, some health officials became concerned abusers would find more dangerous ways to feed their addiction. Now that hydrocodone isn't easily accessible, those who abused it aren't able to meet their addiction needs,    ... MORE

Feds Decide Better To Live In Pain Than Risk Drug Abuse

The rescheduling of hydrocodone.  Imagine being wheeled into an operating room for an eye lift. As the anesthesia begins to flow into your vein, you see that instead of small precision scalpels on the instrument tray next to you,  your surgeon will be using a hatchet and an ax. Panic swells as you slide defenselessly out of consciousness…      ... MORE

Our Fear Of Opioids Leaves The World In Pain

by Helen Redmond.   Healthcare now dictated by DEA. Ever broken a bone? Recovered from a major surgery? Do you live with chronic pain? If so, you understand on a visceral level that access to opioids like morphine to manage pain is critical. Opioids are necessary to perform surgery, make recovery from traumatic injuries possible, and can grant      ... MORE

Should NFL Players Be Allowed To Treat Pain With Pot?

Moralists clash with medicine. While Colorado is the first state to fully legalize marijuana, Denver Broncos players are banned from using the drug. However, as CBS News correspondent Barry Petersen reports, a former NFL player said the hits he took on the field made him, and others like him, turn to pot. "Pain is constant when you play       ... MORE

Mark Strauss: How To Reduce Painkiller Overdoses

Just ask states with legalized medical marijuana.      As the number of patients who receive opioid prescriptions to treat non-cancer pain has increased in the past decade, so too have the number of overdoses. A new study, however, finds that states that legalized medical marijuana between 1999 and 2010 had 25% fewer annual       ... MORE

Powerful New Painkiller Gives Drug Warriors A Headache

by Tom Wilemon.      Government's noble war to free you from pain relief. A powerful new pain medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that easily can be manipulated by abusers has officials in Tennessee and other states worried. Called Zohydro, it’s an extended-release form of hydrocodone that comes in a capsule   ... MORE